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Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely...

The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, a multimedia show immerses visitors into Nimes' heroic past using the the most cutting-edge resources. The visitors become heroes of Nîmes themselves and the Maison Carrée becomes a gateway to the past and history of Nîmes.

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Maison Carree

A beautiful temple, nicely restored and well preserved. I haven't been inside as they let you in at specific times to watch the movie and I didn't bother to wait. It's included... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ron S
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New York City, New York

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were expecting something really special inside but was walked into a cinema room and played a video show about how Nimes became the place it is today by their relationship with the Romans. It was very interesting but there is nothing to see inside the maison carree as the interior has been destroyed over the years by different owners.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quite Nice , and well preserved. Once again I think it would be more impressive for those who have never been to Rome. Hot in summer , no shade in sight. Only parking in the area is at parking stations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful temple, nicely restored and well preserved. I haven't been inside as they let you in at specific times to watch the movie and I didn't bother to wait. It's included in the Roman Pass

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Thank Ron S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only French people can transform an ancient ruin in a night attraction! Great! By day it is the usual Roman ruin. Good architectural conservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thomas Jefferson wrote about the Maison Carree and I can see why. The construction is very well done and I can see traces of Washington DC in the DNA of this monument.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

First, there is nothing to see of the original inside, you cannot go in and just look. They charge for you to watch a cheesy movie about the Celts that may have settled the area and then cooperated with the Romans. Not fact, but a dramatization not well done. So, you pay to wait, because people are only allowed in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

You go to this place to watch a movie about Nimes foundation. They try to explain how the gauls earned the roman respect and so on but the truth is that the Volcs got what they got because they betrayed thd other gauls and showed their submission to the romans

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Thank seifer1975
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Nice temple from the Roman time in the South of France. Very well kept, in mint condition. Near to the centre.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A gathering spot, the theater on the history of Nimes is a bit over hyped but it interesting (and a cool place to rest for 30 minutes!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

An interesting complement to the amphitheatre and a worthy visit. Make sure you wander through the little streets to access a wonder in themselves.

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